endpin


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end·pin

 (ĕnd′pĭn′)
n.
The thin, usually adjustable leg of a cello or double bass.
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It also answers questions, such as why the oboe leads the tuning and why they share music stands, and includes tiny, but important, details such as the fact that a rubber endpin slightly dampens the sound of a cello.